Your angst about the pen this year is entirely unfounded.
Papelbon: 64 innings of 2.11 ERA
MDC: 67.7 innings of 3.59 ERA
Lopez: 57.1 innings of 2.51 ERA
Oki: 56.3 innings of 2.83 ERA
Masterson, 27.2 innings out of the pen of 1.95 ERA before tonight.
What more do you possibly want from a pen? Masterson was shit tonight but the top 5 guys in the pen have been generally very, very good.
I don't disagree with you that the bullpen has been good, but just for S&G:Paps
hi lev 271/293/396MDC
hi lev 224/313/373Oki
hi lev 283/355/435Masterson
ovall (as a reliever) 219/292/323
hi lev (includes starter sits) 162/292/351 (FWIW, 9th Inn 350/458/650 in 6 games)Lopez
hi lev 326/396/419
Those effen Rays:
hi lev 205/333/521Wheeler
hi lev 177/240/363Miller
hi lev 188/316/188Howell
hi lev 124/264/146Balfour
hi lev 155/246/172
I really want to find the inherited runner numbers. I have a feeling that the Sox pen doesn't do so hot there.
edit: so besides Percival, you have a Rays pen that excels in hi lev. The Sox all get worse.
Edited by jodyreeddudley78, 16 September 2008 - 10:25 PM.